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One Up On Wall Street

Written by: Peter Lynch
Narrated by: Peter Lynch
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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Peter Lynch, one of the most successful investors of all time, shows you how to use what you already know to make money in the market. You'll discover why smart money is not so smart - and why you may be a better stock picker than the pros, how to follow your hunches and back them up with facts, how to disregard reports on the economy and pick your own time to buy and sell, and how to determine which types of stocks are right for you. Lynch is the former manager of the $9 billion Fidelity Magellan Fund, where he earned investors a $190,000 return on a $10,000 investment.
©1989 Peter Lynch, All Rights Reserved (P)1989 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, Sound Ideas is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"...one of the greatest investors to ever buy stock." (Barron's Financial Weekly)
"All investors would do well to heed this advice." (Wall Street Journal)
"The #1 Money Manager!" (Time)

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INCREDIBLE INFORMATION

Thank you so much for sharing all these useful datum !!!! Greatly appreciated. Be prepare to take a lot of notes. These book is short but the notes are huge..... Amazing, and thank you so much Mr. Lynch for taking the time to share your experiences.

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Peter Lynch himself reads the book for you!!!

Really enjoyed listen to this book I've read many time before. The lessons sink in even more.

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Mandatory book for any Stock Market Investor

Excellent book for anyone interested in stock market investing. After reading several Stock Market books (Intelligent Investor, How to Make Money In Stocks and the Little Book of Common Sense Investing among others) I can honestly say that this book is among the best.

Easy to digest method on how to look for great stocks and how to develop a research process. Not only that, but Peter Lynch also provides the reader with actionable tips, as in, how to set our mindset in order to make money in stocks and not get scared out of them.

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Great book, audiobook needs better enunciation.

This book is a must for any aspiring investor.

The audio needs work. Most of the time, Peter Lynch speaks clearly and is easy to listen to. But he has a mumble streak and tends to quietly pronounce certain words. I find myself hitting rewind and lowering the speed to try to figure out what word he used. It's an ongoing process.

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good stuff

still relevant today. a bit outdated when tech is mentioned but the vast majority of points stand out as equally true today

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  • Ken
  • 2006-01-03

Learning a lot.

Lynch gives some great insight into using your life's experineces as an "edge" into finding stocks, and then shows you how to research those stocks, and what to look for before choosing to invest. Finally he shows how to identify when to sell.

I've already listened to this book three times through. Each time I get somthing new from it. It is like drinking from a fire hose. I'm not sure if this is due to the abridgement, or if an unabridged version would take even more useful information and pack it even more densely into this book.

Peter Lynch does an excellent job of narrating his own book. An author narrating his own book can always be hit or miss... Lynch is a hit!

I wish he told about where to find free sources for the detailed stock research he suggests using. I'd hate to spend money on the paid services for my first few small investments, as it'd eat up any potential gains.

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  • Kevin
  • 2010-06-06

A must read classic

I enjoyed this book, althought I was expecting more advanced concepts (since I am in the investing business). Nevertheless, Peter Lynch does a great job at summarizing his investment perspective in an easy to understand manner. This book is aimed at amateur investors, and is a good place to start if you are interested in investing by yourself. But even for professionnals, I think everyone can learn from Peter Lynch. A must read for everyone interested in the stock market.

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  • Mallorie
  • 2015-12-05

Enjoyable and informative

This book was what I thought it was going to be. It was easy to understand and Peter makes it enjoyable to learn about. This is high level look at stocks and how to evaluate them. Teaches you how to develop a story for a stock and then what to look for. Would recommend for anyone interested in stock investing.

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  • Shawn
  • 2007-06-29

Sound Advice

While a number of the examples he uses are a bit antiquated and the present he is speaking in regards to is 20 years ago, Peter Lynch's advice on the stock market is still quite sound. It would be excellent if he did an updated version for the 21st century, but still overall great advice for beginners needing solid philosophical footing in the stock trade.

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  • Hunter
  • 2019-01-23

Old cassette recording

The audio is old and you can hear the quality difference between a modern recording. Still glad I got it learned quite a bit

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  • Mechanical Engineer
  • 2018-11-22

Invest in what you know

This really proves how investing isn't a professional only thing. Peter Lynch makes it interesting with how he tells his story. This was a lot more attention grabbing then Grahams Intelligent Investor. Looking forward to doing research and applying Lynch's story principles.

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  • Pankaj Vasandani
  • 2018-10-16

Not the complete book

When I purchased this item it didn't clearly mention that this book is a summary only

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  • Sankar
  • 2010-12-20

Beginners bible.

I had bought the book few years back when I started investing. Bought the audio book recently so I could listen anytime. Must read for anyone who wants to invest in the market. This book will help you to avoid many common mistakes most common investors commit. Save yourself thousands and make your self informed by spending few $. Mr. Lynch explains the many investment concepts in lay man terms.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-09

The Audio Book Sucks

How bout this audiobook actually follow what’s written in the actual book. That would be really nice.

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  • Dan
  • 2015-09-05

Down to earth

What a nice man it seems. It feels as if you are sitting in a room with a good friend listening to some great advice. Just a tad out dated but if you just think it through everything in here very much applies today. Except for maybe the P/E.

Thanks Peter.

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  • DB
  • 2017-09-24

A Classic indeed

Peter Lynch speaks from experience and teaches common sense solutions. The quote that sticks for me is "Many people would rather lose money quickly rather than win money slowly".

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  • David
  • 2016-09-05

By far the best finance book ever

I've never heard a such great book! I've read a dozen but this one is amazing!